Cat Facts

We all know cats are amazing creatures, full of quirky habits that keep us entertained and baffled at the best of times. Here are some interesting facts about cats that you may not have known.

The largest known litter (with all surviving) was that of a Persian in South Africa named Bluebell. She gave birth to 14 kittens!.

In 1952, a Texas Tabby named Dusty set the record by having more than 420 kittens before having her last litter at age 18.

According to the Guinness Book of Records the oldest cat ever is Creme Puff, also of Texas, still alive in 2004 at the age of 37.

The world’s heaviest cat was Himmy, an Australian cat, who weighed in at 46 pounds, 15.25 ounces in 1996. That’s about 21 kilograms – a lot of cat to have on your lap!.

Tinker Toy from Illinois is the tiniest cat on record. He was a male Himalayan-Persian that weighed just 680 grams. Fully grown, Li’l Tink was 18.4 cm long and 7cm tall.

Richest cats in the world? A pair who inherited $415 000 in the early 60s. The richest single cat is a white alley cat who inherited $250 000.

And the champion mouser of all time award goes to Towser, a tortoiseshell owned by Glenturret Distillery, Scotland. She killed an average of 3 mice a day, every day of her 24-year life – that a whopping estimated total of 28 899!.

Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.

It has been scientifically proven that stroking a cat can lower one’s blood pressure.

Cats lived with soldiers in trenches, where they killed mice during the First World War.

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